#CYBILS2023 Author/Publisher Submissions Period Now Open

Dear publishers and authors, Thank you for your patience! We know you are very excited for the opportunity to get your books in front of our judges. Now that readers have had the opportunity to nominate their favorite titles, it is your turn. This is your opportunity to submit titles and fill in the gaps that may have been missed …

Ahem, Publishers?

call to update publisher info

Hi Publishers, Can I have a moment of your time?  As you know, October is a big deal around here. On October 1, the public nominates its favorites of the year; and on 10/16, you get a chance to submit additional CYBILS-worthy books. Our judges are tasked with reading all those books and produce finalists lists by 12/31.  We strongly …

#CYBILS2023 Early Call for Judges Opens Today

judge call june cybils

Yes, we are doing something a little different in this, our 18th year: we are going to have TWO Calls for Judges. Since you’re here, odds are you already love books for kids and teens and connecting other readers with great books. You probably even post reviews of them so that others can get your thoughts about what you’ve been …

A Note to Publishers, Authors, and Illustrators

The winners of the 2014 Cybils Awards were announced on Saturday. If you missed the announcement, you can see it here. As Publisher Liaison, I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to the winners. The award winning books are the culmination of two separate rounds of judging over five months, and a selection process that involved a total of 129 hardworking judges. Winning …

Author and Publisher Reactions to Being Cybils Finalists

We're seen a LOT of enthusiasm about the Cybils shortlists on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook over the past couple of days. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped to spread the word about our wonderful finalists. Here, we've selected some author and publisher reactions on Twitter and Facebook: Sarah Beth Durst | @SarahBethDurst: Happy New Year! Awakened to lovely …

SLJ finds us APPealing

It's a pun, get it? Our APP award is APPealing. Hahaha! Oh, never mind. School Library Journal gives us a nice shout-out. Here's the link.

A note to publishers

This morning, I sent out an email to all the publisher contacts in our database. If you didn't receive that email, please contact Sheila Ruth, sruth at WandsAndWorlds dot com, to make sure I have the correct contact information for your company. (This also applies to self-publishers, if you have an eligible book this year.) For those who didn't get …